Why g matters: The complexity of everyday life

@article{Gottfredson1997WhyGM,
  title={Why g matters: The complexity of everyday life},
  author={L. Gottfredson},
  journal={Intelligence},
  year={1997},
  volume={24},
  pages={79-132}
}
Personnel selection research provides much evidence that intelligence (g) is an important predictor of performance in training and on the job, especially in higher level work. This article provides evidence that g has pervasive utility in work settings because it is essentially the ability to deal with cognitive complexity, in particular, with complex information processing. The more complex a work task, the greater the advantages that higher g confers in performing it well. Everyday tasks… Expand
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